UN Approved Packaging

Many containers in our range have UN Approval.
Below is a guide to help you understand what the coding means.

  Character   Description
  Type of Packaging   1 - Drums          2 - Barrels          3 - Jerry Cans          4 - Box          5 - Box          6 - Composite Packaging

   A - Steel          B - Aluminium          C - Natural Wood          D - Plywood          F - Reconstituted wood         

  G - Fibreboard        H - Plastic       L - Textile       M - Paper, Multiwall     

  N - Metal other than Steel or Aluminium       P - Glass, Porcelin or Stoneware   

  Category   1 - Closed Head            2 - Open Head
  Packaging Group   X - Groups I, II & III       Y - Groups II & III        Z - Groups III only
  Maximum Gross Mass
  or Specific Gravity

  Maximum Gross Mass - Solids or packaging that have inner packaging must be marked with
  the maximum gross mass (weight) in kilograms.
  Specific Gravity - Stand alone packagings intended to contain liquids must be marked with the
  specific gravity rounded down to the nearest decimal.

  Solids or Inner
  Solids - A upper case ‘S’ should follow the maximum gross mass.
  Liquids - Liquids should reflect the hydrostatic test pressure in kPs (kilopascals), rounded to the
  nearest 10kPs.
  Year of Manufacture   The last two digits of data indicate the year the packaging was manufactured.
  Location of Manufacture   Country where the item was manufactured.
  Manufacture Code   Code for UN certifying agency or manufacturer.

For more information regarding UN certification please contact the VCA

UN certification explained fact sheetUN certification explained fact sheet
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